Student Body President, Mt Vista High School
High School Assassins League
Lobbyist, then maybe a Senator
Leadership. Either you have it or you don’t.
Student Body President, Taft High School
Night Swimming. Volunteering at a deaf school.
Is that everything’s gonna be fine, fine, fine. ‘Cause I got one hand in my pocket and the other one is giving a high five.
Tim’s Friend and Mt Vista High’s Lead Brajher
You mean besides Pearl Jam?
Scones & Honey Butter
Chilling with the brajherhood. Eating Chinese food.
To not go to jail.
Don’t go to jail.
Skull & Bones Society. Hair Club for Men.
Don’t Stop Believing
Mt Vista High Student Government Advisor and Cheer Coach
Salsa dancing. Making personalized birthday cards.
Most Embarrassing Moment:
When she was voted by her students as “Biggest Flirt” in the 1993 yearbook (she was secretly hoping for “Most Kissable Lips”).
Age is just a number.
Tim’s best friend since the 5th grade
High School Band, Mount Vista Mathletes
CFO at Word Perfect
Student Body Vice President, Mt Vista High School
When people forget to bring their student IDs to a school activity
Making out with heshers
Junior at Mt Vista High School
Favorite TV Show:
When I learned that odor is added to natural gas
Using the cheat code for unlimited lives on Contra (Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Select, Start)
Security Guard, Taft High School
None. All my talents are well-documented.
Love or Money?
“Not knowing my own strength”.
“I once had to restrain a kid on the wrestling team. He was pretty embarrassed”.
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Award-winning Writer/Director Cameron Sawyer is a native of Orem, Utah, located near Sundance Ski Resort. He earned a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Brigham Young University and an MFA in Film Directing from Southern California’s Chapman University, one of the nation’s top film schools. Cameron’s 2010 short film, “She’s a Fox,” starring then unknown Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit, The Edge of 17), screened at festivals worldwide, winning numerous awards and honors. Tim Timmerman, Hope of America is loosely based on Cameron’s experience as quite possibly the worst high school student body president in history.
Paul Davis is a native of San Diego, California, with a background in music, finance and business. He earned a degree in business and economics from the University of California at Los Angeles. He is currently the CFO of a Los Angeles based family of credit-focused investment funds, and has worked as a recording artist, music producer and DJ.
Cameron Earl is a native of Phoenix, Arizona. He has a deep background in digital media, instructional design, and software development. He received his BA in communications from Brigham Young University and worked as a media producer and lead video editor for Brigham Young University Center for Instructional Design. He then served as the Executive Vice-President of Business Learning Software, Inc., which specializes in video-based instructional design and deployment for higher education. He now is the owner of Red Planet LLC, which specializes in instructional design and software development.
Courtney Sawyer graduated from the University of Utah in 2005 earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication. Courtney’s passion for film as well as an extensive background in sales and business development makes her an invaluable producer, especially during the pre-production and production phase of the filmmaking process. Courtney currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah, and loves the amazing skiing and hiking Utah has to offer.
Travis is from Seattle, Washington. He has wide ranging experience in the media industry including positions in cable and broadcast television, digital media and film/ He received his BA in Communications from Brigham Young University and his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Media Management and Marketing. Travis served as the Senior Vice President of Marketing & Distribution for Story Films managing the nationwide theatrical and nontheatrical distribution of Play the Game, a romantic comedy starring Andy Griffith and Doris Roberts.
Joel grew up in Topeka, Kansas and has been working as a professional cinematographer for Television and Film for over 15 years. Joel has an MFA in Film Production from Chapman University where he met and graduated with Writer/Director Cameron Sawyer. Joel has worked camera on dozens of films in just about every capacity imaginable. He has a keen eye for light and composition. Joel is admired and respected in the film community and is a proud father of four.
Justin is from Salt Lake City, Utah. For over a decade, he entertained crowds as a stand up comic and became widely known for his satirical commentary on dating and relationships. He eventually found his passion for screenwriting and wrote his first script while attending Utah State University. He later earned an MBA from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University, during which time he met writer/director Cameron Sawyer who invited him to co-write Tim Timmerman, Hope of America. Justin said yes.
Mateo Messina is a Grammy winning (Juno, 2008) composer who writes music for film, television, and the symphony. His signature sound can be found on many of today’s Oscar winning movies & independent film hits. His inimitable style of songwriting and composition has earned him accolades within the recording industry (ASCAP, NARIS, BAFTA). Recently, he took home 2 Best Score awards; The Festival Tous Courts in France and The One Reel Film festival in the US. His clients include: 20th Century Fox, Paramount, Warner Brothers, Disney, Universal, NCB, ABC, CBS, & many more. He is currently composing music for NBC’s Superstore.
Spencer Coakwell grew up as a military brat living throughout the world in countries like Japan, England, Italy, Germany, and various states across the US. He began his interest in editing back in High School film classes. He continued his film education into college and recently graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in film. During his BYU years, Spencer worked at BYU Broadcasting editing for the hit TV show Studio C.